Elvis Fair, 52, told his impressed victims he was a former high-flying RAF officer and businessman and had access to a helicopter, a court heard yesterday.
The judge told Fair, a serial offender, that he was a 'dishonest scoundrel' who 'cynically exploited' women and repeatedly lied to them after meeting them on dating sites Plenty of Fish, Zoosk and Urban Social.
Fair denied all the charges but was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.
Sentencing, Judge Martyn Levett told him: 'You could easily be described as a modern-day lothario who presents himself as extremely attractive, attentive, gentle and caring.'However, beneath your charming exterior there is a rather haughty, unfeeling, dishonest scoundrel.'He added: 'You cynically exploited women that you met on these dating websites.'You lied about your history, your financial position, encouraged them to trust you, and then took money from them.'Fair took £2,820 from one woman who thought she was paying for a holiday to New York and Hawaii and pocketed £300 from another for a helicopter lesson that never took place.
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
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The father-of-three, of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, was found guilty of four charges of fraud by false representation after a trial.
A fifth charge was left to lay on file as the jury was unable to return a verdict.
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An internet 'Casanova' liar who conned four women out of more than £4,500 after meeting them on dating websites has been jailed for nine months.
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